Friday, October 24, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

DHS’ Johnson one of three UCD water polo recruits

By
From page B1 | November 29, 2013 |

UC Davis women’s water polo coach Jamey Wright has watched closely as his brother Doug has led the Davis High squad to five straight section titles. Not surprisingly, the Aggie mentor has tried to get as many players off of those Blue Devil teams as he can.

Jamey Wright grabbed one more this week as DHS senior Heather Johnson is one of three prep players — along with Greta Kohlmoos of Granada High in Livermore and Paige Virgil or Murrieta Valley High — to sign National Letters of Intent to join the UCD program.

Johnson will become the fifth former Devil on the Aggie roster as she joins sophomores Hailey Wright and Haley Cameron, and juniors Keelia Houston and Elsie Fullerton.

Johnson, a 5-foot-8 attacker, scored 62 goals with 44 assists as a junior, then improved to 85 goals and 30 assists this fall, garnering prep All-America and All-Sac-Joaquin Section accolades in each season.

“Heather balances this group in that we’re getting somebody with really good speed and counterattack capability,” Jamey Wright said of Johnson, who he has coached for seven years with the Davis Water Polo Club. “That’s Heather’s thing. She plays good perimeter defense and looks for steals.”

Johnson’s older sister Rachel is a former DHS standout who now plays for Stanford.

Kohlmoos, a 5-10 center, scored a then-school record of 146 goals as a junior to earn All-East Bay Athletic League and All-North Coast Section first-team distinction, then broke her own benchmark with 152 goals this fall, repeating the All-EBAL distinction. With 108 steals, 24 assists and 29 drawn exclusions to supplement her offense, Kohlmoos rates as a strong candidate for a third All-NCS nod.

Virgil, a 5-8 center, competed on the Cadet National Team after her freshman and sophomore season at MVHS, then made the Youth National B Team after competing in the SoPac ODP Region Championship last summer. On the prep scene, she was the Southern Section Division III Player of the Year as a sophomore and enters her senior year with career totals of 320 goals, 219 drawn exclusions and 165 steals. Virgil has claimed back-to-back Inland Empire Player of the Year awards.

“One thing that jumps out about this class right away is a lot of offense,” Wright said. “With the graduation of Jessica Dunn and Carmen Eggert, it becomes an immediate realization. The players that are coming back this year will step into those roles (in 2014) but it’s nice to know we’ll have people who can provide that. I think these are three players who really complement each other well.”

The Aggies open their 2014 season at home against Cal on Jan. 18.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    UC researchers: How low-water can our landscapes go?

    By Katie F. Hetrick | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Testimony begins in Winters murder trial

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    A-Z: Downtown Davis is the place to celebrate

    By Kimberly Yarris | From Page: C1

     
    Courageous Thompson tapped for cycling shrine

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Can you give them a home?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

    Scientists work to save endangered desert mammal

    By Kat Kerlin | From Page: A3 | Gallery

     
    Host families needed for students and teachers from Mexico

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Halloween Dance set Friday for teens

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Yoga and chanting workshop planned

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Downtown menu: coffee, boba tea, dessert

    By Wendy Weitzel | From Page: C3

     
    Enjoy A Taste of Capay at historic ranch

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Red-hot tunes set at Blues Harvest

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Learn how to fill a cornucopia with flowers

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Video highlights Props. 1 and 2

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    ‘Homeopathy at Home’ program planned

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Celebrate origami at Davis library

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Garden sale and open house features water-wise demos

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: C4

    Meet Poppenga at dog park Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Day of the Dead folk art class set

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Flea Market planned Sunday

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Bay Bridge art project needs $4 million to keep shining

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Weir honored, a year early

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Explorit: Poison-proof your home with free lecture

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A6

    For a good cause

    By Fred Gladdis | From Page: A6

     
    Americans, internationals make connections

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

    School board hopefuls discuss homework policy

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A7

     
    Sutter auxiliary seeks volunteers

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

    Walkers welcome to join Sierra Club outings

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

     
    Project Linus seeks donations

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    .

    Forum

    The magic is long gone

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Water returns to its source

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    A solution to the drought

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Experience nature’s treasures

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Subs have other concerns

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

     
    What’s next with Ebola?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    More theories on the abstention

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

     
    Rights beget responsibilities

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

    .

    Sports

    Bump, set, playoffs: Blue Devil girls clinch spot in postseason

    By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Aggies expect a bonny meeting in Sacramento

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

    DHS footballers take on Pleasant Grove

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Bye No. 2 comes at perfect time for nicked-up UCD

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Shhh. Are Aggie women BWC’s best-kept secret?

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    UCD roundup: Preseason awards roll in for Aggie hoopster Hawkins

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    Sharks suffer from road woes

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B12

    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    ‘St. Vincent:’ Quite a character

    By Derrick Bang | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Rumpledethumps to play at Village Homes Performers’ Circle

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    DMTC plans ‘My Fair Lady’

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

     
    Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to perform

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

    Calling all artists for upcoming show

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

     
    .

    Business

     
    Car Care: Five things to ask yourself when shopping for a new vehicle

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B7

    .

    Obituaries

    Lewis Melvin Dudman

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Ann Foley Scheuring

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, October 24, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: B3